I have had plaque psorisis since i was very young, usually on a 7 year cycle or increased stress. Over the last six months I have had increasing stiffness & lack of mobility in my elbows, hips, knees & overall joints. I have just turned 41 years old & unsure whether this is just age related? I get very tired & ready for bed by 8.30 each evening, I have a rather stressful job & have put these symptoms down the that up until recently when I heard about… read more
I have both psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. I may have had it prior to my mother passing, but at any rate, that is when it blew up and I had to take notice. I was 55. I now have an excellent rheumatologist, dermatologist, and medical doctor who have worked together trying to get everything under control.
Fatigue, joint swelling, and blood work confirmed the PA. It's horrible and stress does make it worse. But how do we live a stress free life? I don't think we can. We just have to learn to walk away and do what is best for us - and our family.
PsA is associated with psoriasis. Have your C Reactive Protien levels checked, your Dr will get a better idea based on your results.
You should see a rheumatologist. They'll do bloodwork and be able to tell you if you have psoriatic arthritis or something else like rheumatoid arthritis. Sounds like you might have PA.
I am also 55 & have had psoriasis & pa also , life is not too good at the moment , all the above symptoms ,I had Togo on the sick for couple of months to try & get it all together , been very stressed of late , must try to be stress free very difficult xxx